Would-be Maserati thief chased through central Greenwich
Updated 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
GREENWICH — Police arrested a suspected car thief who tried to steal a Maserati, after pursuing officers caught him following a chase through central Greenwich Tuesday night.
Demetris Lark, 20, of Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, is in police custody and facing a series of felony charges after he was accused of trying to take a 2017 Maserati Ghibli from Miller Motorcars on West Putnam Avenue.
According to the arrest report, an alarm went off on the Maserati, and Lark then took off in a stolen Lincoln Town car through central Greenwich around 8:45 p.m.
An unmarked police car picked up the pursuit on Livingston Place. The suspected thief was accused of “engaging GPD units in a vehicle pursuit and disregarding stop signs and traffic lights, endangering other motorists and pedestrians,” according to the report.
Police said Lark eventually turned down a dead-end street, bringing his attempted escape to an end. A foot pursuit, with assistance from a police canine unit from Westport, ended in his capture.
Authorities said Lark also ditched a fake pistol when he fled his vehicle. The car he was driving was reported stolen in Stamford.
Bail was set at $50,000, and Lark was being detained in custody unable to post that sum.